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J2007-203 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Australian Capital Territory Building (General) Regulation 2008 Subordinate Law SL2008-3 The Australian Capital Territory Executive makes the following regulation under the Building Act 2004. Dated 27 February 2008. ANDREW BARR Minister JOHN HARGREAVES Minister J2007-203 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Australian Capital Territory Building (General) Regulation 2008 Subordinate Law SL2008-3 made under the Building Act 2004 Contents Page Part 1 Preliminary 1 Name of regulation 1 2 Commencement 1 3 Dictionary 1 4 Notes 1 Part 2 Important concepts 5 Meaning of building workAct, s 6 (2) 2 6 Exempt buildings and building work generallyAct, s 15, s 65, s 83 and s 152 (1A) 2 7 Minister may exempt buildingsAct, s 152 (1A) 4 Contents Page contents 2 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 3 Building work Division 3.1 Government certifiers 8 Criteria for appointment of government certifierAct, s 20 (4) 5 Division 3.2 Building approvals 9 Definitionsdiv 3.2 5 10 Number of copies of plansAct, s 26 (2) (a) 5 11 General requirements for application for building approvalsAct, s 26 (3) 6 12 Building erection and alterationAct, s 26 (3) 6 13 Removal or demolition of buildingsAct, s 26 (3) 8 14 Bonded asbestos removalAct, s 26 (3) 9 15 Other asbestos removalAct, s 26 (3) 9 16 General requirements for plansAct, s 27 (1) (a) 9 17 Requirements for plans for alteration and erection of buildingsAct, s 27 (1) (a) 11 18 Requirements for plans for asbestos removalAct, s 27 (1) (a) 14 Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications 19 Some building approval applications to be referredAct s 27 (1) (b) 15 20 Building approval applicationsrequirement to give adviceAct s 30A (3) 15 21 Approvals and consent required in relation to proposed building workAct, s 152 (2) (c) 16 22 Consultation required in relation to proposed building workAct, s 152 (2) (c) 17 23 Substantial alterationAct, s 29 (2) (a) 20 24 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codeAct, s 29 (2) (b) 21 25 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative glazing requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) 24 26 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative stair requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) 24 27 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codebalustrade compliance requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) 25 28 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative energy efficiency requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) 26 Contents Page SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 contents 3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 29 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative energy efficiency requirements for external glazingAct, s 29 (2) (b) 27 30 Significantly different from plan amendmentAct, s 32 (4) 28 Division 3.4 Carrying out building work 31 Considerations for proper and skilful workmaterial and work standardsAct, s 42 (2) 29 32 Considerations for proper and skilful workconstruction tolerancesAct, s 42 (2) 30 33 Stages of building workAct, s 43 (1) (a) 31 34 Alternative document to survey planAct, s 43 (2) (a) (ii) 32 Division 3.5 Completion of building work 35 Approvals on completion of building workAct, s 48 (2) (d) 33 36 Fundamentally noncompliant building workAct, s 50 (4) 34 Part 4 Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates 37 Building work to which pt 6 does not applyAct, s 83 (1) (b) 35 38 End of statutory warrantiesAct, s 88 (4) 35 39 Minimum insurance for residential building workAct, s 90 (1) (b) 36 40 Period of insurance for residential building workAct, s 90 (1) (c) and (d) 36 41 Period of claims for residential building workAct, s 90 (1) (i) 36 42 Amount insurer not liable forAct, s 91 (1) 36 43 If builder defaults and work less than deposit paidAct, s 93 (3) (b) 36 Part 5 Building code 44 Application of building code to bushfire-prone areaAct, s 136 (4) 37 Part 6 Miscellaneous 45 Non-application of Legislation Act, s 47 (5) 38 46 Review by AATAct, s 146 (5) 38 47 Exempt building codeAct, s 152 38 48 Occupations and qualificationshandling small amounts of bonded asbestosAct, s 152 38 Contents Page contents 4 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 49 Certifier issuing building approval etc without development approvalAct, s 152 39 Part 20 Transitional 100 Definitionspt 20 43 101 Transitionalapplication for building approval under old scheme 43 102 Transitionalinformation not included but required for building approval 44 103 Transitionalfloor area if building application before commencement day 44 104 Transitionalfloor area if building application on or after commencement day and before 1/1/2009 45 105 Legislation repealed 45 106 Expirypt 20 45 Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works 46 Part 1.1 Interpretationsch 1 46 1.1 Definitionssch 1 46 Part 1.2 Exemption from application of Act 51 Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act 54 Schedule 2 Referral of building approval applications 72 Part 2.1 Interpretationsch 2 72 2.1 Definitionssch 2 72 Part 2.2 Referral of building approval applications to particular entities 73 Schedule 3 Fundamentally noncompliant building work 75 Part 3.1 Interpretationsch 3 75 3.1 Definitionssch 3 75 Part 3.2 Fundamentally noncompliant building work 77 Contents Page SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 contents 5 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Schedule 4 Decision-makers, reviewable decisions and relevant entities 80 Dictionary 83 Preliminary Part 1 Section 1 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 1 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 1 Preliminary 1 Name of regulation This regulation is the Building (General) Regulation 2008. 2 Commencement This regulation commences on the commencement of the Building Legislation Amendment Act 2007. Note The naming and commencement provisions automatically commence on the notification day (see Legislation Act, s 75 (1)). 3 Dictionary The dictionary at the end of this regulation is part of this regulation. Note 1 The dictionary at the end of this regulation defines certain terms used in this regulation, and includes references (signpost definitions) to other terms defined elsewhere. For example, the signpost definition asbestossee the Dangerous Substances Act 2004, section 47A. means that the term asbestos is defined in that Act and the definition applies to this regulation. Note 2 A definition in the dictionary (including a signpost definition) applies to the entire regulation unless the definition, or another provision of the regulation, provides otherwise or the contrary intention otherwise appears (see Legislation Act, s 155 and s 156 (1)). 4 Notes A note included in this regulation is explanatory and is not part of this regulation. Note See the Legislation Act, s 127 (1), (4) and (5) for the legal status of notes. Part 2 Important concepts Section 5 page 2 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 2 Important concepts 5 Meaning of building workAct, s 6 (2) For the Act: building work includes building work that involves handling asbestos or disturbing friable asbestos. Exampleshandling asbestos or disturbing friable asbestos 1 removal of asbestos 2 cutting a hole in a sheet of asbestos Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). 6 Exempt buildings and building work generallyAct, s 15, s 65, s 83 and s 152 (1A) (1) A building or building work mentioned in schedule 1, part 1.2 is exempt from the application of the Act subject to any condition mentioned in column 3 for the building or building work. (2) A building or building work mentioned in schedule 1, part 1.3 is exempt from the application of the parts of the Act stated in column 3 subject to any condition mentioned in column 4 for the building or building work. (3) Also, a building or building work mentioned in schedule 1, part 1.3 is not exempt if building work at the building may affect (a) the structural integrity of any part of a building for which a certificate under the Act, part 5 (Building occupancy) has been issued; or (b) a fire-rated wall, ceiling or floor; or Important concepts Part 2 Section 6 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (c) a ventilation or air-handling system, fire protection system or other mechanical service; or (d) a fire-escape, emergency lift, stairway, exit or passageway to an exit; or (e) the natural light or ventilation available to a building for which a certificate under the Act, part 5 (Building occupancy) has been issued; or (f) the building in a way that reduces its compliance with the building code to a level that is less than the minimum requirements of the code. Examplepar (f) A house built in 1996 complies with the building code as in force in 1996 (the 1996 building code). Although the house was not required to be energy-efficient under the 1996 building code, the house has an energy efficiency rating of 3 stars under the building code as currently in force. If building work on the house alters the house in a way that causes its energy efficiency rating to drop below 3 stars, the building work is not exempt under sch 1, pt 1.3. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). (4) Also, building work mentioned in schedule 1, part 1.3, items 1 to 24, is not exempt if the building work (a) involves (i) handling asbestos; or (ii) disturbing friable asbestos; and (b) is not minor maintenance work. Part 2 Important concepts Section 7 page 4 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (5) In this section: minor maintenance means all or any of the following done in relation to bonded asbestos: (a) low speed or hand drilling; (b) sealing; (c) painting; (d) coating; minor maintenance work means minor maintenance on premises that is done personally by an individual who owns or occupies the premises. 7 Minister may exempt buildingsAct, s 152 (1A) (1) The Minister may, in writing, exempt a building from the application of the Act, conditionally or otherwise, for a stated period of not longer than 1 year. Exampleconditions 1 restricting the number of people allowed in a building 2 requiring work on the building to be done by a licensed builder 3 requiring the fire brigade to be present outside the building when it is used for a stated event Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). (2) An exemption is a disallowable instrument. Note A disallowable instrument must be notified, and presented to the Legislative Assembly, under the Legislation Act. Building work Part 3 Government certifiers Division 3.1 Section 8 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 5 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 3 Building work Division 3.1 Government certifiers 8 Criteria for appointment of government certifierAct, s 20 (4) The criteria for the appointment of a government certifier for building work are (a) a building approval for the work is in force; and (b) a licensed builder has started the work; and (c) the owner of the land where the work is being carried out cannot, after making reasonable efforts, appoint a certifier for the work. Division 3.2 Building approvals 9 Definitionsdiv 3.2 In this division: proposed building work means building work proposed to be carried out under an application for building approval. 10 Number of copies of plansAct, s 26 (2) (a) The number of copies is 3. Part 3 Building work Division 3.2 Building approvals Section 11 page 6 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 11 General requirements for application for building approvalsAct, s 26 (3) (1) The following requirements are prescribed for an application for building approval: (a) the application must contain an estimate of the cost of the proposed building work worked out in accordance with a method determined by the construction occupations registrar; (b) if the building work is proposed to be carried out at or near a street or place that is open to or used by the publicthe application must contain details of the precautions proposed to be taken to protect the safety of people using the street or place while the building work is carried out; (c) the application must state the area of the parcel of land. (2) A determination under subsection (1) (a) is a notifiable instrument. Note A notifiable instrument must be notified under the Legislation Act. 12 Building erection and alterationAct, s 26 (3) (1) This section applies to an application for building approval involving the erection or alteration of a building. (2) The following information must be included in either the application or the plans accompanying the application: (a) the class of the building according to the intended use of the building as proposed to be erected or altered; (b) what fire-resisting construction type (under the building code) the building as proposed to be erected or altered will be, if applicable to the building; Note Fire-resisting construction type may not be applicable if an alternative solution under the building code is used. (c) for an application relating to the erection of a class 1 buildingthe site classification of the parcel of land; Building work Part 3 Building approvals Division 3.2 Section 12 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 7 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (d) for an application relating to the alteration of a class 1 building if the alteration will increase the building load carried by foundation material beyond the building load carried by the foundation before the alterationthe site classification of the parcel of land; (e) for an application relating to the alteration of a building (i) the class and type of fire-resisting construction of the existing building classified under the building code; and (ii) the materials used in the existing building; Note Fire-resisting construction type may not be applicable if an alternative solution under the building code is used. (f) the number of storeys of the building as proposed to be erected or altered; (g) the number of new dwellings (if any) created by the proposed building work; (h) the floor area of the proposed building or proposed new part of the building; (i) the materials to be used in the frame, floor, walls and roof of the proposed building or proposed new part of the building; (j) if a performance requirement of the building code is to be complied with by use of an alternative solution under the code (i) the performance requirement; and (ii) the alternative solution; and (iii) each assessment method used to show that the alternative solution complies with the performance requirement; Part 3 Building work Division 3.2 Building approvals Section 13 page 8 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (k) if the building code does not state a standard of work in relation to any part of the proposed building work and it is intended to carry out that part of the proposed building work in accordance with a standard of work stated in another document (i) the nature of the proposed building work; and (ii) the title of the document; and (iii) each assessment method used to show that the proposed building work complies with the standard of work stated in the document. (3) In this section: assessment methodsee the building code. performance requirementsee the building code. site classificationsee the building code. 13 Removal or demolition of buildingsAct, s 26 (3) (1) This section applies to an application for building approval involving the removal or demolition of a building. (2) The following information must be included in either the application or the plans accompanying the application: (a) details of the methods to be used in carrying out the proposed building work, including a work plan stated or set out in AS 2601 (Demolition of structures), as in force from time to time; (b) the number of dwellings (if any) to be demolished. Building work Part 3 Building approvals Division 3.2 Section 14 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 9 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 14 Bonded asbestos removalAct, s 26 (3) (1) This section applies to an application for building approval involving the removal of bonded asbestos from a residential building. (2) The application must include a description of the method proposed to be used to remove the bonded asbestos sheeting from the building. (3) The method proposed must comply with the asbestos removal code. 15 Other asbestos removalAct, s 26 (3) (1) This section applies to an application for building approval involving the removal of asbestos (other than bonded asbestos) from a residential building. (2) The application must include the following information: (a) the method proposed to be used to remove the asbestos; (b) the approximate amount and kind of asbestos to be removed; (c) the equipment proposed to be used to remove the asbestos, including any personal protective equipment; (d) details of a program, prepared in accordance with the asbestos removal code, for monitoring airborne asbestos to be followed during the removal. 16 General requirements for plansAct, s 27 (1) (a) (1) This section applies to plans accompanying an application for building approval. (2) The plans must (a) be drawn in accordance with AS 1100, unless the plans were drawn before the standard commenced; and Part 3 Building work Division 3.2 Building approvals Section 16 page 10 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (b) show any area covered by the plans that is marked on a certificate of title or deposited plan as an easement; and (c) if the building work will require the connection of, or alteration of the connection of, a pipe to the sewerage systemshow any point of connection of the pipe to the sewerage system; and (d) if the building work will require the connection of, or alteration of the connection of, a pipe to a water mainshow any point of connection of the pipe to the water main; and (e) if the building work will require the connection of, or alteration of the connection of, a pipe to a stormwater drainshow any point of connection of the pipe to the stormwater system; and (f) if the building work will, when finished, alter the surface stormwater drainage on the parcel of land where the work is to be doneshow the proposed surface stormwater drainage on the parcel at the completion of the work; and (g) include a site plan on a scale of not less than 1:200 showing the block, section, boundaries and dimensions of the parcel of land where the work is to be done. (3) In this section: building work means building work to which the plans relate. stormwater system means a system of pipes, gutters, drains, floodways and channels designed to collect or carry stormwater in or through an urban area, other than for a single parcel of land. utility servicesee the Utilities Act 2000, dictionary. water main means a conduit or pipeline (a) owned, controlled or maintained by a utility service; and (b) designed to carry drinking water supplied by the service. Building work Part 3 Building approvals Division 3.2 Section 17 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 11 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 17 Requirements for plans for alteration and erection of buildingsAct, s 27 (1) (a) (1) This section applies to plans that relate to the erection or alteration of a building. (2) The plans must contain sufficient information about the proposed finished dimensions, arrangement, locations and inherent characteristic of materials making up every element of the proposed building work to allow (a) a certifier to work out if a building erected or altered in accordance with the plan would contravene the Act; and (b) a competent builder to carry out the building work in accordance with the plans and the Act; and (c) a certifier to work out if the building work, if carried out, complies with the plan and the Act. Examplesbuilding work that complies with Act 1 Plans accompanying an application for building approval relate to the erection of a house with a sheet metal roof. One of the conditions of the development approval for the house is that the roofing must not be white or off-white. The plans must show the proposed colour of the roof sheeting in sufficient detail to enable the certifier to decide if the colour complies with the development approval and the builder to erect a roof in a colour that complies with the development approval. Stating the name of a colour, for example, light grey, may not be sufficiently descriptive unless the plans are accompanied by a relevant colour chart, or manufacturers product colour, or a reference to a standard colour in AS 2700 (Colour standards for general purposes). 2 A statement in plans accompanying an application for building approval to the effect that fire collars must be provided where pipes penetrate fire-rated walls may not be sufficient detail about fire collars if the statement does not include either the technical details of the collars or the name of the manufacturer and model designation of the collars. Part 3 Building work Division 3.2 Building approvals Section 17 page 12 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 3 A statement in the plans about the dimensions of bolts may not be sufficient detail if the statement does not include details about the technical characteristics of the bolts, for example, tensile strength and how tensile strength is tested for and measured, by reference to an applicable standard like AS/NZS 1252 (High strength steel bolts associated with nuts and washers for structural engineering). Note 1 A reference to an Act includes a reference to the statutory instruments made or in force under the Act, including regulations and the building code (see Legislation Act, s 104). Note 2 An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). (3) The information in the plans under subsection (2) must (a) be consistent with AS 1100; and (b) be apparent from reading the drawing, so that someone using the plans need not take measurements from the drawing. (4) Plans are taken to satisfy subsection (2) to the extent that they contain the following information: (a) the extent, overall dimensions and main construction material of a wall, partition, floor or roof if (i) AS 1684 or AS 3623 applies to the framing for the wall, partition, floor or roof; or (ii) the framing is of the same scale and kind of arrangement as the framing to which those standards apply; (b) the location, overall dimensions and description or name of the proprietary product that is sufficient to identify a truss product type for mass-produced proprietary trusses if (i) the manufacturer publishes a written span table that states the spanning capability of the truss; and (ii) the table applies directly to a truss and its span stated in the plan; Building work Part 3 Building approvals Division 3.2 Section 17 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 13 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (c) for masonry work to which AS 3700 appliesthe overall extent and dimensions of the masonry work and structural details of reinforcement (if any); (d) for concrete work to which AS 2870 (which is about slabs and footings) appliesthe overall extent and dimensions of the concrete work and structural details of reinforcement (if any). Examplepar (a) (ii) AS 1684 applies to houses only. However, under par (a) (ii), it can be used for a fitout that has the same proportions as a house or for part of a building with the same loads and requirements as a house. (5) However, subsection (4) does not apply in relation to a matter mentioned in the subsection if the plans provide for an addition to, or variation from, the matter. Example A plan includes information on the extent, dimensions and main construction material for a building whose walls, floors and roof comply with AS 3623. However, the plans also show a service utility pipe that penetrates a fire-rated wall. Subsection (4) does not apply to the additional information required when a fire-rated wall is penetrated. The details required under s (2) for any fire collar would need to be included in the plan. (6) The plans may contain other information. (7) For this section, information is also taken to be contained in plans if the information is in something attached to the plans. (8) In this section: AS 1684 means Australian Standard 1684 (Residential timber-framed constructiondesign criteria), as in force from time to time. AS 2870 means Australian Standard 2870 (Residential slabs and footingsconstruction), as in force from time to time. Part 3 Building work Division 3.2 Building approvals Section 18 page 14 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au AS 3623 means Australian Standard 3623 (Domestic metal framing), as in force from time to time. AS 3700 means Australian Standard 3700 (Masonry structures), as in force from time to time. 18 Requirements for plans for asbestos removalAct, s 27 (1) (a) (1) Plans that accompany an application for building approval for building work involving the removal of bonded asbestos must show the location of the bonded asbestos sheeting. (2) Plans that accompany an application for building approval for building work involving the removal of asbestos (other than bonded asbestos) from a residential building must include the following information: (a) the location of the asbestos proposed to be removed; (b) the boundary of the area where people removing the asbestos will be working; (c) if asbestos removed from the building is to be stored on the parcel of land where the building iswhere the asbestos is to be stored; (d) if a decontamination facility, air filter or air supply equipment, under the asbestos code is proposed to be used during the building workwhere the facility, filter or equipment is located. Building work Part 3 Referral of building approval applications Division 3.3 Section 19 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 15 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications 19 Some building approval applications to be referredAct s 27 (1) (b) (1) This section applies if the owner of land has applied to a certifier for building approval for building work to be carried out on the land. (2) The application must be referred to an entity mentioned in an item in schedule 2 if the building work involves something prescribed in schedule 2 in relation to the entity. (3) A referral under subsection (2) must be accompanied by a copy of the plans relating to the proposed building work. 20 Building approval applicationsrequirement to give adviceAct s 30A (3) (1) This section applies if a building approval application, including an amended application, is referred to an entity for advice. Note An application may be required to be referred to an entity under s 19. (2) The entity must give advice in relation to the building approval application not later than 15 working days after the day the application is given to the entity. Note For how documents may be given, see the Legislation Act, pt 19.5. (3) The advice (a) must be in writing; and (b) must relate to the entitys area of authority; and (c) must state whether the entity supports or opposes the application; and (d) if the entity supports the applicationmay include conditions to which the support is subject; and Part 3 Building work Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications Section 21 page 16 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (e) if the entity opposes the applicationmust state the reasons for opposing the application. (4) If the advice includes a condition, the condition must not require the building work to be carried out in a way that is inconsistent with, or more burdensome than, the Act. Examplesrequirement inconsistent with, or more burdensome than, Act 1 If the building code includes a requirement about the safety of buildings in relation to fire and associated heat and smoke, including fires inside buildings, or bushfires outside buildings, an entity authorised to give advice in relation to fire safety must not recommend or require a building to be constructed in a way that is inconsistent with, or imposes more onerous requirements than, the code. 2 If the building code includes a requirement about the structural sufficiency of a buildings footings, an entity to which a building approval is referred must not recommend or require the building to be constructed in a way that is inconsistent with, or impose more burdensome requirements than, the code. However, the advice may include a condition requiring the footing to provide piers on either side of a buried sewer main to prevent the loads of the building being applied to the main. This is because the building code does not require the footing to not load the main; the piers are to protect the main and are not for the structural sufficiency of the building. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). (5) For this section, advice relates to an entitys area of authority if the entity has authority under a legislative provision for the area. Exampleentity having authority Under the Utilities Act 2000, an entity licensed to provide a utility service is required to comply with relevant industry codes relating to the protection of customers, consumers and the utility network. The entity may give advice on building work in relation to that requirement. 21 Approvals and consent required in relation to proposed building workAct, s 152 (2) (c) (1) This section applies if the owner of land has applied to a certifier for building approval for building work to be carried out on the land. Building work Part 3 Referral of building approval applications Division 3.3 Section 22 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 17 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (2) The certifier must be satisfied on reasonable grounds that the following approvals or consents have been obtained in relation to the proposed building work: (a) any consent or approval required under a territory law in relation to the work; (b) if the work is, or forms part of, a development requiring development approvaldevelopment approval; (c) if the land is in a designated areaapproval under the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 (Cwlth), section 12; (d) if the work involves the erection or alteration of a lifta permit under the Scaffolding and Lifts Regulation 1950, section 17. (3) If a development approval mentioned in subsection (2) (b) contains a condition that must be complied with before the proposed building work may start, the certifier must be satisfied on reasonable grounds that the condition has been complied with. (4) In this section: designated areasee the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 (Cwlth), section 4. 22 Consultation required in relation to proposed building workAct, s 152 (2) (c) (1) This section applies if the owner of land has applied to a certifier for building approval for building work to be carried out on the land. Part 3 Building work Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications Section 22 page 18 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (2) The certifier must be satisfied on reasonable grounds that the following consultations have been undertaken in relation to the proposed building work: (a) if applicable, consultation with the chief executive responsible for municipal services and the chief executive responsible for registration and regulatory services in relation to (i) procedures to be used in the demolition of any class 2, class 3, class 4, class 5, class 6, class 7, class 8 or class 9 building; and (ii) any waste management plan provided in the application; and (iii) any asbestos removal control plan provided in the application; (b) if it is proposed that the new building or new part of the building is to be used for the sale or supply of liquorconsultation with the registrar of liquor licences in relation to occupancy loading and kitchen, bar and toilet facilities; (c) consultation with the chief health officer in relation to the application of any health law to the proposed new building or new part of the building; (d) consultation with the environment protection authority if (i) the new building or new part of the building is to be used to conduct a class A or class B activity; or (ii) an accredited code of practice applies to an activity to be carried out in the new building or new part of the building. Building work Part 3 Referral of building approval applications Division 3.3 Section 22 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 19 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (3) The certifier has reasonable grounds to be satisfied that consultations mentioned in subsection (2) in relation to proposed building work have been undertaken if the certifier is satisfied on reasonable grounds that sufficient consultation in relation to the work has taken place as part of a development application under the Planning and Development Act 2007. (4) If subsection (3) applies to consultation with an entity in relation to proposed building work, the certifier must not require additional consultation with the entity. (5) The certifier may be satisfied on reasonable grounds that an entity has been consulted under subsection (2) in relation to an application for building approval if (a) a copy of the application is given to the entity required to be consulted; and (b) 10 working days have elapsed after the day the copy was given. (6) In this section: accredited code of practice means a code of practice accredited under the Environment Protection Act 1997, section 31 (1). class A activity means an activity listed in the Environment Protection Act 1997, schedule 1, table 1.2. class B activity means an activity listed in the Environment Protection Act 1997, schedule 1, table 1.3. health law means a territory law that has as 1 of its objects or purposes the protection of public health. Part 3 Building work Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications Section 23 page 20 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 23 Substantial alterationAct, s 29 (2) (a) (1) An alteration of a building is a substantial alteration if, during the 3 years immediately before the day the application for building approval for the alteration is made (a) for a class 1 buildingthe total floor area of the proposed alteration, not including any internal alteration, is more than 50% of the floor area of the original building; and (b) for a class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 buildingthe total floor area of the proposed alteration, including any other alteration, is more than 50% of the floor area of the original building. (2) However, neither refitting a building nor replacing the internal elements of the building is an alteration of the building unless the layout and function of the internal spaces of the building are changed. (3) In this section: floor area, of a building, means the area of floor measured from the outer walls of the building, and includes the area on each storey of the building if there is more than 1 storey. Exampleseffect of s 23 1 The floor area of a house is extended by 51%. The whole house must comply with the Act and the building code, not just the extension (see s (1) (a)), other than the parts of the building code that do not apply to the unaltered part of the house because of s 24. 2 A 40m2 sunroom is added to a building, adding only 10% floor area to the building. The sunroom must comply with the Act and the building code, but the rest of the building need not comply if no other floor area has been altered in the previous 3 years (see s (1) (a)). 3 A variety store and retail book shop (a class 6 building) are separated by a common wall in a shopping mall. The wall is removed to create a single larger room. If the room were to be used mainly for class 6 retailing, the only alteration is of an internal element, and the only alteration to the floor area is the addition of the floor area that was occupied by the wall. Building work Part 3 Referral of building approval applications Division 3.3 Section 24 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 21 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au However, the room is converted for use as a carwash (making the building a class 8 building). Because of the change in function, the total floor area of the 2 shops and the floor area that was occupied by the wall have been altered for this section. The altered floor area is the floor area of the carwash. In the previous 3 years, other floor area alterations have taken place in the mall. These add up to 49.5% of the malls total floor area on all levels. The floor area alteration to create the carwash area takes the total to 50.1%. The whole mall must comply with the Act and the building code, not just the carwash. 4 A warehouse has no internal walls. A wall is built to divide the warehouse into 2 spaces. This does not amount to a substantial alteration if both of the divided spaces continue to function as warehouse space. However, if 1 of the divided spaces is to be used as a retail sales room, for this section the floor area of the space has been altered. If the floor area of the sales room and the area occupied by the wall is more than 50% of the total floor area of the warehouse, the change amounts to a substantial alteration and all of the warehouse must comply with the Act and building code. 5 A building contains a nightclub where a fire sprinkler system was installed 1 year ago. Plans now propose to upgrade the airconditioning system and floor coverings throughout the building. As the work does not alter the floor area or function of the building it would not amount to a substantial alteration. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). 24 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codeAct, s 29 (2) (b) (1) The unaltered part of a substantially altered building that is a class 1 or class 10 building need not comply with the building code as a whole if the unaltered part complies with each of the following: (a) for glazing where there are human impact safety requirements (i) the building code, volume 2, part 3.6.4; or (ii) the alternative glazing requirements mentioned in section 25; Part 3 Building work Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications Section 24 page 22 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (b) for installation of smoke alarmsthe building code, volume 2, part 3.7.2; (c) for building in bush fire areasthe building code, volume 2, part 3.7.4; (d) for stair construction (i) the building code, volume 2, part 3.9.1; or (ii) the alternative stair requirements mentioned in section 26; (e) for construction of balustrades (i) the building code, volume 2, part 3.9.2; or (ii) the balustrade construction requirements mentioned in section 27; (f) for swimming pool accessthe building code, volume 2, part 3.9.3; (g) for sealing external windows and doorsthe building code, volume 2, part 3.12.3.3; (h) for sealing exhaust fansthe building code, volume 2, part 3.12.3.4; (i) for minimizing air leakage from roofs, walls and floorsthe building code, volume 2, part 3.12.3.5. (2) In addition to the requirements under subsection (1), the unaltered part of a substantially altered building that is a class 1 or class 10 building need not comply with the building code as a whole if there is compliance with each of the following: (a) for the walls (i) the building code, volume 2, part 3.12; or (ii) the alternative energy efficiency requirement mentioned in section 28 (1) (a); Building work Part 3 Referral of building approval applications Division 3.3 Section 24 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 23 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (b) for the roof (i) the building code, volume 2, part 3.12; or (ii) the alternative energy efficiency requirement mentioned in section 28 (1) (b); (c) for a suspended floor (excluding an intermediate floor in a building with more than 1 storey) (i) the building code, volume 2, part 3.12; or (ii) the alternative energy efficiency requirement mentioned in section 28 (1) (c). (3) The unaltered part of a substantially altered building that is a class 1 or class 10 building need not comply with the building code as a whole, or subsection (2), in the following circumstances: (a) for walls in the unaltered part if (i) complying would require the removal of more than 10% of wall linings, or cladding, in the part; or (ii) there is insufficient wall cavity space to accommodate enough thermal insulation material to achieve the total R-value mentioned in section 28 (1) (a); (b) for the roof in the unaltered part if (i) complying would require the removal of more than 10% of the parts roofing; or (ii) there is insufficient roof cavity space to accommodate enough thermal insulation material to achieve the R-value mentioned in section 28 (1) (b); (c) for a suspended floor (excluding an intermediate floor in a part with more than 1 storey) in the unaltered part if (i) complying would require the removal of more than 10% of the flooring in the part; or Part 3 Building work Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications Section 25 page 24 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (ii) there is insufficient sub-floor space to accommodate enough thermal insulation material to achieve the R-value mentioned in section 28 (1) (c) while maintaining a gap of not less than 100mm between the insulation material and the ground. 25 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative glazing requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) The unaltered part of a substantially altered building complies with the alternative glazing requirements if any intact glazing that would be required to be replaced for the part to comply with the building code, volume 2, part 3.6.4 is coated, and permanently bonded, on at least 1 side with a continuous polymeric coating, sheet or film. 26 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative stair requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) (1) The unaltered part of a substantially altered building complies with the alternative stair requirements if it complies with each of the following: (a) the dimensions of goings and risers (other than winders and tapered treads in a spiral stair) are constant throughout each stair flight; (b) winder dimensions are constant throughout the stair flight; (c) for a spiral stairtapered tread dimensions are constant throughout the flight; (d) riser dimensions are not taller than 250mm; (e) if the stairway is more than 10m high or connects more than 3 storeysthe treads are of solid construction (for example, not mesh or other perforated material); (f) a 125mm ball cannot pass between the treads of a riser opening; Building work Part 3 Referral of building approval applications Division 3.3 Section 27 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 25 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (g) all treads have a slip-resistant finish or a suitable non-skid strip near the edge of the nosings; (h) if the stair flight is more than 1m high and does not comply with the building code, volume 2, part 3.9.1.4 (which is about riser and going dimensions), whether or not it is required to comply with the part (i) the stairway has handrails; and (ii) the handrails comply with the building code, volume 1, part D2.17 (which is about handrails), whether or not they are required to comply with the part. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). (2) In this section: flight means part of a stair with a continuous series of risers, including risers of winders, not interrupted by a landing or floor. going means the horizontal dimension from the front to the back of a tread, less any overhang from the next tread above. riser means the height between the consecutive treads. tapered tread means a stair tread with a walking area that becomes smaller towards 1 end of the stair. winders means treads within a straight flight that are used to change the direction of the stair. 27 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codebalustrade compliance requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) Each of the following is a balustrade compliance requirement for the unaltered part of a building: (a) the part would be required to have a balustrade under the building code, volume 2, part 3.9.2, and has none; Part 3 Building work Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications Section 28 page 26 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (b) the part (i) would be required to have a balustrade under the building code, volume 2, part 3.9.2; and (ii) has a balustrade that (A) does not comply with the building code, volume 2, part 3.9.2 and the requirements of any law applying to the construction of balustrades at the time the balustrade was constructed, whether or not the balustrade previously complied with the code or requirements; and (B) is installed so that a person breaching the balustrade could fall more than 4m measured from the lowest part of the balustrade at the point where the balustrade is breached. 28 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative energy efficiency requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) (1) The unaltered part of a substantially altered building complies with the alternative energy efficiency requirements if it complies with each of the following: (a) the external walls of the part have a total R-value that complies with the applicable value stated in the building code, volume 2, part 3.12.1.4 (External walls); (b) the roof of the part has a total R-value that complies with the applicable value stated in the building code, volume 2, part 3.12.1.2 (Roofs); (c) any suspended floor of the part has a total R-value that complies with the applicable value stated in the building code, volume 2, part 3.12.1.5 (Floors). Building work Part 3 Referral of building approval applications Division 3.3 Section 29 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 27 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (2) In this section: R-value means the thermal resistance (m2K/W) of a component worked out by dividing its thickness by its thermal conductivity. total R-value, of walls or a roof, means the total of the R-values of each component of the walls or roof. 29 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative energy efficiency requirements for external glazingAct, s 29 (2) (b) (1) Relevant external glazing in the unaltered part of a class 1 or class 10 building need not comply with the building code, volume 2, part 3.12.2 (External Glazing) if the glazing is coated, and permanently bonded, on at least 1 side with a continuous polymeric coating, sheet or film that achieves (a) a total U value of 5.0 or less; and (b) a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25 or less. (2) Incidental glazing in the unaltered part of a class 1 or class 10 building need not comply with the building code, volume 2, part 3.12.2 (External Glazing). Exampleincidental glazing A bathroom has an external window of frosted glass that is 1.8m2. An alteration to another part of the house is proposed. The frosted glass window of the bathroom need not comply with the building code requirements for external glazing, whether or not the alteration is a substantial alteration. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). (3) In this section: incidental glazing means glazing in a non-habitable room that is completely separated by walls and doors from habitable areas of the building if the total area of glazing in the room is 2m2 or less. Part 3 Building work Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications Section 30 page 28 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au glazing includes transparent and translucent roof lights. relevant external glazing does not include incidental glazing. solar heat gain coefficient means the fraction of incident irradiance on glazing that adds heat to the space inside a building. total U value means transmittance (W/m2.K) of the composite element allowing for the effect of any airspace and associated surface resistance. 30 Significantly different from plan amendmentAct, s 32 (4) A building (the new building) built to amended plans is significantly different from a building (the old building) built to the unamended plans if (a) the floor area, roof area or volume of the new building has changed by more than 1% from the old building; or (b) the new building is not the same class of building as the old building; or (c) if the old building had parts that are not of the same class of building (i) the position of the parts in the new building has changed; or (ii) the floor area, roof area or volume of the parts in the new building has changed by more than 1% from the old building; or (d) any dimension of the perimeter of the new building, including the perimeter of the buildings footprint or an elevation, has changed by more than 1% from the old building; or (e) the number of storeys or buildings in the new building is different from the number in the old building. Building work Part 3 Carrying out building work Division 3.4 Section 31 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 29 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Examplechange of dimension The height of the building increases from 3m to 3.5m. The change of the dimension is more than 1%. Note 1 The Act, s 42 requires building work to be carried out in accordance with approved plans. Note 2 An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). Division 3.4 Carrying out building work 31 Considerations for proper and skilful workmaterial and work standardsAct, s 42 (2) In deciding whether building work has been carried out in a proper and skilful way, the following considerations must be taken into account: (a) whether the work uses a product or system in accordance with any accessible instructions, directions, guidelines or suggestions of the maker or seller of the product or system; Examplesinstructions that are not accessible 1 instructions not in English 2 an information leaflet printed 10 years ago that is now unavailable Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). (b) whether the work is in accordance with any relevant rules or guidelines published by Standards Australia; (c) whether, as part of the work, a product or system is being, or has been, used in a way that a reasonable person would expect is contrary to the intended use of the product or system; (d) whether, as part of the work, a product or system is being, or has been, used in a way that the maker has given written notice will void the makers warranty; Part 3 Building work Division 3.4 Carrying out building work Section 32 page 30 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Exampleuse Installing roof sheeting so it is level at any point is not carrying out building work in a proper way if the manufacturers published literature indicates that the sheetings warranty is voided if the sheeting is installed at a fall of less than 1 off level. (e) whether a reasonable person doing the work would know or suspect on reasonable grounds that the use of a product or system in a particular way would cause more instability, or affect the durability or soundness of the product or system or of the building work than if the product or system were used appropriately; (f) how reasonable it is in all the circumstances for the user of a product or system to rely on the makers statement that the product or system complies with a stated standard; (g) whether the building work contravenes the Act or another territory law. 32 Considerations for proper and skilful workconstruction tolerancesAct, s 42 (2) (1) In deciding whether building work has been carried out in a proper and skilful way, consideration must be taken of whether the work has been carried out (a) to meet or exceed the standards stated in the approved plans; or (b) if the approved plans do not vary reasonable minimum industry standardsto meet or exceed reasonable minimum industry standards. (2) In this section: reasonable minimum industry standardsa matter covered by the tolerances guide meets reasonable minimum industry standards if the matter is not a defect under the guide. Building work Part 3 Carrying out building work Division 3.4 Section 33 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 31 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au tolerances guidesee schedule 3, section 3.1. Examples 1 The approved plans for a building show a proposed floor bowing upward (precambered). The amount of precamber would be a defect under the provisions of the tolerances guide dealing with how flat or level a floor must be. If the completed floor complies with the approved plans, the precamber does not mean that the construction of floor was not done skilfully. 2 Specifications forming part of the approved plans for a prestigious building show that construction tolerances are stricter than the corresponding tolerances in the tolerances guide. The building work may not be considered proper and skilful if the work does not does not meet the standards stated in the plans, even though the work is not defective under the tolerances guide. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). 33 Stages of building workAct, s 43 (1) (a) Note The Act, s 43 (2) requires certain things to be done before building work proceeds beyond the dampcourse level of a building. The stages of building work are (a) completion of excavation, placement of formwork and placement of steel reinforcing for the footings before any concrete for the footings is poured; and (b) for a class 1 or class 10 building (i) completion of the structural framework before the placement of any internal lining; and (ii) completion of placement of formwork, and placement of steel reinforcing, for any reinforced concrete member before any concrete for the member is poured; and (c) for a building other than a class 1 or class 10 building (i) completion of any structural framework stated by the certifier in the relevant building approval, before the placement of any internal lining; and Part 3 Building work Division 3.4 Carrying out building work Section 34 page 32 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (ii) completion of the placement of formwork and steel reinforcing for any reinforced concrete member stated by the certifier in the relevant building approval, before any concrete for the member is poured; and (d) completion of the building work approved in the relevant building approval. 34 Alternative document to survey planAct, s 43 (2) (a) (ii) (1) This section applies to building work if (a) the work is only in relation to an extension or alteration of an existing class 1 or class 10 building (the original building); and (b) any building resulting from the work is to be located completely on the same parcel of land (the original land) as the original building. (2) A plan (the original survey plan) signed by a registered surveyor is prescribed in relation to building work if (a) the original survey plan contains sufficient information to allow the certifier to form an accurate opinion under the Act, section 43 (2) (b); and (b) the arrangement of the boundaries of the original land, and location and levels of the original building, have not changed since the original survey plan was made; and (c) no building on which the work is to be carried out is, or building resulting from the work is to be, situated closer than 100mm away from the boundary of the parcel of land. Building work Part 3 Completion of building work Division 3.5 Section 35 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 33 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Division 3.5 Completion of building work 35 Approvals on completion of building workAct, s 48 (2) (d) On completion of building work, the following approvals are to be obtained: (a) if development approval for building work is subject to a condition that relates only to building workapproval of the chief planning executive to the way in which the condition has been satisfied; (b) approval of the installation of any fire appliance in the new building or new part of the building by the chief officer (fire brigade) or chief officer (rural fire service); (c) approval under the Scaffolding and Lifts Regulation 1950, section 21. Examplespar (a) 1 Development approval is given for a multi-unit townhouse development (including plans for landscaping and a driveway). The approval is subject to the following conditions: (a) stated shrubs, additional to those shown in the plans accompanying the application for development approval, are to be planted; (b) the driveway is to be relocated to another stated place; (c) the road adjacent to the development is to be widened to create on-street parking, in the way stated in the condition; (d) the plans are to be redrawn to show the townhouses with hipped roofs instead of gable-end roofs. The conditions mentioned in pars (a), (b) and (c) relate to landscaping or site work. The condition in mentioned in par (d) relates only to the plans. Because none of the conditions relate only to the building work, this section does not apply to the development approval. 2 The AAT, on reviewing the decision to grant the development approval mentioned in example 1, remakes the decision to grant the development approval subject to the condition that the roofs of the townhouses are constructed as hipped roofs instead of gable-end roofs. Part 3 Building work Division 3.5 Completion of building work Section 36 page 34 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au This section applies to the development approval as revised by the AAT because the condition to which the approval is subject relates only to the building work. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). 36 Fundamentally noncompliant building workAct, s 50 (4) (1) An element of building work mentioned in an item in schedule 3, column 2 is fundamentally noncompliant in the circumstances mentioned in column 3 for the item. (2) An element of building work on, or in relation to, a class 10 building is fundamentally noncompliant if (a) 1 or more elements not shown in the approved plans are added to the building; and (b) the building as altered by the work is a different type of building to the building shown in the plans. Examplefundamentally noncompliant class 10 building Plans show a carport without walls. During the construction of the carport walls are added. This alters the building type from a carport to a garage, and means that the building is fundamentally noncompliant. Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates Part 4 Section 37 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 35 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 4 Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates 37 Building work to which pt 6 does not applyAct, s 83 (1) (b) The Act, part 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) does not apply to residential building work if the cost of the work is less than $12 000. 38 End of statutory warrantiesAct, s 88 (4) (1) The period for the end of a warranty is (a) for residential building work in relation to a structural element of a building6 years after the completion day for the work; or (b) for residential building work in relation to a non-structural element of a building2 years after the completion day for the work. (2) In this section: non-structural element, of a building, means a component of the building that is not a structural element. structural element, of a building, means (a) a load-bearing component of the building (whether internal or external) that is essential to the stability of the building or part of it; or Part 4 Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates Section 39 page 36 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (b) a component (including weatherproofing) forming part of the external walls or roof of the building. Examplespar (a) a foundation, floor, wall, roof, column or beam Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). 39 Minimum insurance for residential building workAct, s 90 (1) (b) The amount for insurance cover is $85 000. 40 Period of insurance for residential building workAct, s 90 (1) (c) and (d) The period is 5 years. 41 Period of claims for residential building workAct, s 90 (1) (i) The period is 90 days. 42 Amount insurer not liable forAct, s 91 (1) The amount is $500. 43 If builder defaults and work less than deposit paidAct, s 93 (3) (b) The amount is $10 000. Building code Part 5 Section 44 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 37 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 5 Building code 44 Application of building code to bushfire-prone areaAct, s 136 (4) (1) For the building code, an area of non-urban land is a bushfire-prone area. (2) In this section: non-urban land means (a) territory land in 1 of the following zones under the territory plan: (i) broadacre zone; (ii) rural zone; (iii) hills, ridges and buffer areas zone; (iv) river corridor zone; (v) mountains and bushlands zone; (vi) transport and services zones TS1-TS2; or (b) land other than land in an area identified under the national capital plan as (i) an urban area; or (ii) the Central National Area. Part 6 Miscellaneous Section 45 page 38 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 6 Miscellaneous 45 Non-application of Legislation Act, s 47 (5) The Legislation Act, s 47 (5) does not apply to the asbestos removal code or the tolerances guide. 46 Review by AATAct, s 146 (5) For the Act and this regulation (a) each decision mentioned in schedule 4, column 2 is a reviewable decision; and (b) each person mentioned in schedule 4, column 3 in relation to a reviewable decision is a decision-maker for the decision; and (c) each entity mentioned in schedule 4, column 4 in relation to a reviewable decision is a relevant entity for the decision. 47 Exempt building codeAct, s 152 (1) The Minister may, in writing, make an exempt building code for schedule 1. (2) The exempt building code is a disallowable instrument. Note A disallowable instrument must be notified, and presented to the Legislative Assembly, under the Legislation Act. 48 Occupations and qualificationshandling small amounts of bonded asbestosAct, s 152 (1) The construction occupations registrar may declare an occupation for schedule 1, part 1.3, item 25 (which is about handling small amounts of bonded asbestos). Miscellaneous Part 6 Section 49 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 39 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (2) The construction occupations registrar may declare a qualification relevant to handling bonded asbestos for schedule 1, part 1.3, item 25. (3) A declaration is a notifiable instrument. Note A notifiable instrument must be notified under the Legislation Act. 49 Certifier issuing building approval etc without development approvalAct, s 152 (1) A certifier who is a person commits an offence if (a) the certifier issues a building approval, or approves amended plans, for the building of a single dwelling on a block; and (b) the dwelling will be the first dwelling built on the block; and (c) there is no development approval for the site work proposed in the approved plans; and Note Approved plans includes amended plans (see Act, dict). (d) the dwelling would not, if built in accordance with the approved plans, comply with (i) a relevant precinct code; or (ii) to the extent that it is not inconsistent with the rules in a relevant precinct codean applicable rule. Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units. Note Applicable rulesee s (8). See also s (6). (2) A certifier who is a person commits an offence if (a) the certifier issues a building approval, or approves amended plans, for the building of a single dwelling on a block; and (b) the dwelling will be the first dwelling built on the block; and Part 6 Miscellaneous Section 49 page 40 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (c) there is no development approval for the site work proposed in the approved plans; and Note Approved plans includes amended plans (see Act, dict). (d) the approved plans are defective because they contain information that is false or inaccurate; and (e) if the plans were not defective, the certifier would have contravened subsection (1). Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units. (3) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) or (2) if the defendant proves that the defendant (a) took all reasonable steps to find out whether the site work, if carried out in accordance with the approved plans, required development approval; and (b) was satisfied on reasonable grounds that the development did not require development approval. (4) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection (2) if the defendant proves that the defendant (a) took all reasonable steps to find out if the approved plans contained false or inaccurate information; and (b) was satisfied on reasonable grounds that the plans did not contain false or inaccurate information. (5) To remove any doubt, if a building approval indicates that something is not to have work done in relation to it, or is not part of the building approval, the certifier does not commit an offence under this section in relation to the thing. (6) To remove any doubt, a relevant precinct rule is not inconsistent with an applicable rule only because one rule deals with a matter and the other does not. (7) An offence against this section is a strict liability offence. Miscellaneous Part 6 Section 49 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 41 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (8) In this section: applicable rule, for a single dwelling, means a rule in any of the following: (a) for a dwelling in a suburban zone (i) the residential zones code, part A(1)-RZ1, other than rule R1 (Subdivision of blocks); or (ii) the residential zones code, part B (General development controls), other than rule R14 (Subdivision of existing residential leases (except RZ1 zone)); or (iii) if the residential zones code, part C(3) (Single dwelling housing-compact blocks in new estates, RZ1-suburban and RZ2 suburban core zones) does not apply to the dwellingthe residential zones code, part C(1) (Single dwelling housing), other than rule R49 (a); or (iv) if the residential zones code, part C(3) appliesthe residential zones code, part C(3), other than rule R79; (b) for a dwelling in a suburban core zone (i) the residential zones code, part A(2)-RZ2; or (ii) the residential zones code, part B, other than rule R14; or (iii) if the residential zones code, part C(3) does not apply to the dwellingthe residential zones code, part C(1), other than rule R49 (a); or (iv) if the residential zones code, part C(3) appliesthe residential zones code, part C(3), other than rule R79; (c) for a dwelling in an urban residential zone (i) the residential zones code, part A(3)-RZ3; or (ii) the residential zones code, part B, other than rule R14; or Part 6 Miscellaneous Section 49 page 42 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (iii) the residential zones code, part C(1), other than rule R49 (a); (d) for a dwelling in a medium density residential zone (i) the residential zones code, part A(4)-RZ4; or (ii) the residential zones code, part B, other than rule R14; or (iii) the residential zones code, part C(1), other than rule R49 (a); (e) for a dwelling in a high density residential zone (i) the residential zones code, part A(5)-RZ5; or (ii) the residential zones code, part B, other than rule R14; or (iii) the residential zones code, part C(1), other than rule R49 (a). dwellingsee the Planning and Development Regulation 2008, section 5. precinct codesee the Planning and Development Act 2007, dictionary. residential zones code means the Residential Zones Single Dwelling Housing Development Code in the territory plan. zonesee the Planning and Development Act 2007, dictionary. Transitional Part 20 Section 100 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 43 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 20 Transitional 100 Definitionspt 20 In this part: commencement day means the day the Planning and Development Act 2007, section 428 commences. new scheme means the Building Act 2004, as in force on or after the commencement day. old scheme means the Building Act 2004, as in force immediately before the commencement day. 101 Transitionalapplication for building approval under old scheme (1) This section applies if (a) a person applied under the old scheme for a building approval for building work; and (b) immediately before the commencement day, the application had not been decided; and (c) the application does not include something required to be included in an application for building approval under this regulation. (2) If the application complied with the old scheme when made, the application is taken to have been made in accordance with this regulation. Part 20 Transitional Section 102 page 44 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au 102 Transitionalinformation not included but required for building approval (1) This section applies if (a) a person applied to a certifier under the old scheme for a building approval for building work; and (b) immediately before the commencement day, the application had not been decided; and (c) the application does not include something required to be included in an application for building approval under this regulation; and (d) the certifier reasonably requires the thing to decide the application. (2) The certifier may, by written notice, ask the applicant to give the certifier the thing the certifier reasonably requires to decide the application. 103 Transitionalfloor area if building application before commencement day (1) This section applies in relation to an application made to a certifier before the commencement day for building approval for building work if the building work (a) was not a substantial alteration under the old scheme; and (b) is a substantial alteration under the new scheme. (2) Within 2 weeks after the commencement day, the person who made the application may elect to have application decided using the definition of substantial alteration under the new scheme apply to the building work. (3) The person makes the election by giving written notice of the election to the certifier. Transitional Part 20 Section 104 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 45 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (4) If the person elects to have the application for building approval decided using the definition of substantial alteration under the new scheme, the certifier must treat the building work as a substantial alteration only if it is a substantial alteration under the new scheme. 104 Transitionalfloor area if building application on or after commencement day and before 1/1/2009 (1) This section applies to an application made to a certifier before 1 January 2009 for building approval for building work if the building work (a) would not have been a substantial alteration under the old scheme; and (b) is a substantial alteration under the new scheme. (2) The applicant for building approval may, in the application, elect to have the application decided using the definition of substantial alteration under the old scheme. (3) If the applicant elects to have the application for building approval decided using the definition of substantial alteration under the old scheme, when deciding the application, the certifier must treat the building work as a substantial alteration only if it was a substantial alteration under the old scheme. 105 Legislation repealed The following legislation is repealed: Building (Bushfire Emergency) Regulation 2004 (SL2004-35) Building Regulation 2004 (SL2004-34) 106 Expirypt 20 This part expires 2 years after it commences. Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.1 Interpretationsch 1 Section 1.1 page 46 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works (see s 6) Part 1.1 Interpretationsch 1 1.1 Definitionssch 1 In this schedule: AS 1742 means Australian Standard AS 1742 (Manual of uniform traffic control devices), as in force from time to time. AS/NZS 3845 means Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3845 (Road safety barrier systems), as in force from time to time. demountable pool means a swimming pool that has a water reservoir that can be taken apart and assembled by hand or with hand tools without damaging the pools components. enclosed outbuilding means a class 10a building that (a) has (i) a nominal height of not higher than 3m; and (ii) if the structure has a roof covering (including a sail or sail-like element)a roof covering with an area not larger than 25m2; and (b) has 1 or more walls; and (c) includes any of the following: (i) a greenhouse; (ii) a storeroom; Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Interpretationsch 1 Part 1.1 Section 1.1 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 47 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (iii) a conservatory; (iv) a cubbyhouse; (v) a gazebo; (vi) an outbuilding; (vii) a shed; (viii) a studio; (ix) a stable; (x) a workshop. exempt building code means the code made by the Minister under section 47 (Exempt building codeAct, s 152). heating appliance includes (a) any component associated with the appliance; and (b) an open fireplace, chimney or flue. large building means a garage, outbuilding or enclosed outbuilding, identified in the exempt building code, if (a) the structure is a class 10a building; and (b) the structure has (i) a nominal height of not higher than 3m; and (ii) if the structure has a roof covering (including a sail or sail-like element)a roof covering with an area larger than 25m2; and (iii) if the structure has a floor (A) a floor with a nominal height not higher than 1m; and (B) a floor area of not more than 36m2 excluding areas underneath external walls; and Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.1 Interpretationsch 1 Section 1.1 page 48 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (iv) framing that does not have an unsupported span, (including any cantilever) longer than 6m; and (c) for any timber element of roof framing for the structurethe nominal cross-sectional dimensions (i) are not more than 100mm x 250mm; or (ii) comply with the exempt building code; and (d) for any steel element of roof framing for the structurethe cross-sectional thickness at any point is not more than 4mm; and (e) no masonry, clay or concrete component of the structure (other than cement sheet product) has a nominal height of more than 1.8m. nominal height means the height of a structure, building or object excluding any part of the structure, building or object that is in the ground. outbuilding means any of the following: (a) outdoor deck; (b) carport; (c) pergola; (d) porch; (e) veranda; (f) shelter; (g) gazebo; (h) shade structure; (i) hail protection structure. Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Interpretationsch 1 Part 1.1 Section 1.1 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 49 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au small open building means an outbuilding that has (a) no walls; and (b) a nominal height of not more than 3m; and (c) if the structure has a roof covering (including a sail or sail-like element)a roof covering with an area not larger than 25m2; and (d) if the structure has a floora floor with a nominal height not higher than 1m; and (e) a frame that does not have unsupported span (including any cantilever) longer than 4m. solar water heater means a solar water panel or other device designed to be mounted externally, together with any hot-water tank that holds the heated water. swimming pool (a) means (i) an excavation, structure or vessel that can be filled with water to a depth of more than 300mm; and (ii) is principally used for swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity; and (b) includes a bathing or wading pool and a spa; but (c) does not include, a bath or spa bath in a bathroom. temporary building means a building if (a) the building is not a class 1, 2, 3 or 4 building; and (b) the building is erected on the site of building work for the erection or alteration of another building; and Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.1 Interpretationsch 1 Section 1.1 page 50 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (c) building approval has been obtained for the building work; and (d) the building is to be removed when the building work is completed. Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from application of Act Part 1.2 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 51 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 1.2 Exemption from application of Act column 1 item column 2 exempt building column 3 condition on exemption 1 temporary building building work involving the handling of asbestos or disturbing of friable asbestos must not be done in or on the temporary building 2 bridge that does not encompass or extend a building to which the Act applies 3 dam 4 retaining wall associated with bridge, dam or road 5 stile 6 mesh fence with nominal height of not more than 3m 7 prefabricated bus shelter 8 prefabricated playground equipment 9 road sign or other traffic device or system under AS/NZS 3845 or AS 1742 10 electricity network distribution equipment Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.2 Exemption from application of Act page 52 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building column 3 condition on exemption 11 reservoir, other than (a) part of an on-site stormwater detention system designed to detain stormwater from building or group of associated buildings before water enters reticulated stormwater drainage network; or (b) a water tank associated with building or group of associated buildings; or (c) a swimming pool 12 aqueduct 13 water or sewage treatment works 14 stormwater outfall 15 pole or mast owned by (a) the Territory; or (b) the Commonwealth; or (c) a territory authority; or (d) a body established under a Commonwealth law; or (e) the provider of an electricity supply or telephone service Exampleitem 1 Friable asbestos insulation is discovered in the roof of a temporary shed at a building site. Removal of the asbestos from the sheds roof must comply with the provisions of the Act applying to asbestos removal work. Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from application of Act Part 1.2 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 53 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Exampleitem 2 A pedestrian footbridge provides a link over a road between shopping centres either side of the road. If the bridge only functions as a bridge, it does not encompass or extend the shopping centres. If walls and a roof enclose the bridge so as the centres become contiguous at the bridge rather than the bridge being an intervening link, the bridge extends the shopping centres. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 54 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 1 fence or wall with nominal height of up to 1.8m, other than a fence or wall forming integral part of required enclosure for swimming pool (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 55 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 2 fence or wall with nominal height of up to 2m if any masonry or concrete components (other than cement sheet products) have a nominal height of not more than 1.8m, not including (a) part of roofed building; or (b) retaining wall; or (c) integral part of required enclosure for swimming pool (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 56 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 3 fence with nominal height of up to 3m if masonry or concrete components (other than cement sheet products) have nominal height of not more than 1.8m (a) pt 3 (Building work), except s 42 (1) (a), s 42 (1) (b), s 42 (1) (c) and s 49; and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) fence must comply with exempt building code 4 retaining wall up to 1.2m high when measured from any point at top of retaining wall to lowest adjacent ground level (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 57 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 5 retaining wall up to 1.5m high when measured from any point at top of retaining wall to lowest adjacent ground level (a) pt 3 (Building work), except s 42 (1) (a), s 42 (1) (b), s 42 (1) (c) and s 49; and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) retaining wall must comply with exempt building code 6 small open building (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 58 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 7 large building (a) pt 3 (Building work), except s 42 (1) (a), s 42 (1) (b), s 42 (1) (c) and s 49; and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) large building must comply with exempt building code 8 enclosed outbuilding (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 59 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 9 antenna or aerial assembly (a) that is a class 10b building; and (b) the height of which measured from highest to lowest part of assembly is not more than 6m (excluding any part of assembly that is in ground or part of another building or used for purpose other than supporting assembly or aerial) (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 60 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 10 artificial pool that can hold water no deeper than 300mm (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) 11 initial assembly of demountable pool, but not use of pool if no certificate for pool issued under Act, part 5 (a) s 42 (1) (e); and (b) s 42 (1) (f); and (c) ss 43, 44, 45 and 46; and (d) s 51, in relation to s 42 (1) (e) and s 42 (1) (f) pool fencing and barriers required by Act to prevent access to water must be in place before the pool is able to hold water Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 61 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 12 assembling or taking apart reservoir of demountable pool (excluding fencing or barriers required by Act to prevent access to water) Note See the example at the end of this table. (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) pool fencing and barriers required under Act to restrict access of young children to pool and immediate pool surrounds must be in place before the pool is able to hold water Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 62 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 13 pool fencing and barriers required under Act to restrict access of young children to pool and immediate pool surrounds pt 3 (Building work) (a) fencing and barriers must comply with building code; and (b) fencing and barriers must be constructed in a proper and skilful way; and (c) fencing and barriers must be inspected and certified as compliant with the Act (other than pt 3) by certifier Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 63 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 14 internal alteration if (a) certificate under Act, part 5 issued for building before alteration; and (b) work does not (i) change classification of building; or (ii) affect exterior; or (iii) affect a heating appliance (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 64 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 15 external alteration if (a) certificate under Act, part 5 issued for building before alteration; and (b) work involves (i) doorway or window opening in class 1, 2 or 10 building with horizontal opening span of not more than 2m; or (ii) altering an energy-consuming appliance or fitting; or (iii) skylight with an area of not more than 4m2 (a) pt 3 (Building work), except s 42 (1) (a), s 42 (1) (b), s 42 (1) (c) and s 49; and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) external alteration must comply with exempt building code Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 65 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 16 external alteration if (a) certificate under Act, part 5 issued for building before alteration; and (b) work involves flue, or duct, outlet with nominal horizontal dimensions not larger than 600mm (a) pt 3 (Building work), except s 42 (1) (a), s 42 (1) (b), s 42 (1) (c) and s 49; and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) external alteration must comply with exempt building code Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 66 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 17 stairs forming part of building or structure mentioned in this schedule or a heating appliance (a) pt 3 (Building work), except s 42 (1) (a), s 42 (1) (b), s 42 (1) (c) and s 49; and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) 18 external pond that can hold water to a depth of not more than 1.2m (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) pond must not be used for swimming, wading or bathing Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 67 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 19 letterbox, barbecue, or similar structure, with plan area not larger than 2m2 if height measured from highest point on structure to ground is not more than 1.8m (excluding any part in ground) (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) 20 water tank with capacity not more than 20kL if height measured from highest point on structure to ground is not more than 2.4m (excluding any part in ground) (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 68 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 21 amusement ride or device to which AS 3533 applies if erected for no more than 2 months (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) (a) design, construction and use must be consistent with AS 3533; and (b) the ride or device must be demolished or removed within 2 months after erected 22 class 6, class 7 or class 10a building or portable building or structure, including tent, marquee, stall or booth, if erected for no more than 2 months (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) (a) design, construction and use must be consistent with AS 3533; and (b) building or structure must be demolished or removed within 2 months after erected Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 69 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 23 photovoltaic panel, or solar water heater, installed on class 1 or class 10a building (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) 24 airconditioning unit for class 1 or class 10a building, that is not main source of ventilation for room or building where installed (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act page 70 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 exempt building or building work column 3 provision of Act exempt from column 4 condition on exemption 25 handling not more than 10m2 of bonded asbestos if handling incidental to work undertaken by person in occupation mentioned in column 4 (a) pt 3 (Building work); and (b) pt 5 (Building occupancy); and (c) pt 6 (Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates) (a) handling must be carried out by person who (i) works in an occupation declared by construction occupations registrar under s 47; and (ii) has qualification declared by construction occupations registrar under s 47 (b) handling must be in accordance with asbestos removal code Exempt buildings and building works Schedule 1 Exemption from part of Act Part 1.3 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 71 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Exampleitem 12 A certificate of occupancy is issued for a demountable swimming pool, including its required pool fencing. Doing any building work in relation to modifying the pool fence is not exempt from the application of the Act. However, the pool reservoir may be taken apart and packed away for winter, and assembled each summer, in accordance with this section, provided the re-erected pool reservoir and its fencing continue to comply with the pre-requisites to the certificate of occupancy being granted in respect of it. A substitute reservoir may also be erected to replace the original approved reservoir, if its arrangement and dimensions comply with this item. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). Schedule 2 Referral of building approval applications Part 2.1 Interpretationsch 2 Section 2.1 page 72 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Schedule 2 Referral of building approval applications (see s 19) Part 2.1 Interpretationsch 2 2.1 Definitionssch 2 In this schedule: ActewAGL Distribution means ACTEW Distribution Ltd ABN 83 073 025 224 and Alinta GCA Pty Ltd ABN 24 008 552 663 working in partnership as ActewAGL Distribution ABN 76 670 568 688. easementsee the Planning and Development Regulation 2008, schedule 1, section 1.5 (2). proposed easementsee the Planning and Development Regulation 2008, schedule 1, section 1.5 (2). supplieda service is taken to be supplied if service lines or pipes exist that connect a building to a service utility network, whether or not the service is in fact being provided to the building. utility infrastructure access or protection spacesee the Planning and Development Regulation 2008, schedule 1, section 1.11. Referral of building approval applications Schedule 2 Referral of building approval applications to particular entities Part 2.2 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 73 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 2.2 Referral of building approval applications to particular entities column 1 item column 2 building work involved column 3 entity to which building approval application is referred 1 demolition of building to which water or sewerage services supplied or water meter connected ActewAGL Distribution 2 erection of building, or new part of building, if building or new part encroaches on easement, proposed easement or utility infrastructure access or protection space ActewAGL Distribution 3 disposal of non-domestic waste into sewerage system ActewAGL Distribution 4 demolition of building to which electricity services supplied or electricity meter connected ActewAGL Distribution 5 demolition of building to which gas services supplied or gas meter connected ActewAGL Distribution 6 use of alternative building solution for a provision of the building code that deals with fire protection chief officer (fire brigade) or chief officer (rural fire service) Schedule 2 Referral of building approval applications Part 2.2 Referral of building approval applications to particular entities page 74 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 building work involved column 3 entity to which building approval application is referred 7 erection of building, or new part of building, if building, or new part (a) is not a class 1 or class 10 building; and (b) has floor area larger than 500m2 chief officer (fire brigade) or chief officer (rural fire service) Fundamentally noncompliant building work Schedule 3 Interpretationsch 3 Part 3.1 Section 3.1 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 75 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Schedule 3 Fundamentally noncompliant building work (see s 36) Part 3.1 Interpretationsch 3 3.1 Definitionssch 3 (1) In this schedule: defect tolerance, for an element of building work, means the amount stated in the tolerances guide for the element as the amount by which the element may deviate from a stated dimension in the approved plans for the building work, or a result from working out a dimension using a method stated in the tolerances guide, for the element. tolerances guide means the Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2007, as in force from time to time. Note 1 The text of an applied, adopted or incorporated law or instrument, whether applied as in force from time to time or at a particular time, is taken to be a notifiable instrument if the operation of the Legislation Act, s 47 (5) or (6) is not disapplied (see s 47 (7)). Note 2 The Legislation Act, s 47 (5) is disapplied in relation to the tolerances guide by s 45. Note 3 The tolerances guide can be viewed at, or downloaded from, www.buildingcommission.com.au/publicationslibrary. (2) For this schedule, approved plans that relate to building work show the dimension of an element of the building work if the dimension of the element can be (a) worked out geometrically from the drawings in the approved plans; or Schedule 3 Fundamentally noncompliant building work Part 3.1 Interpretationsch 3 Section 3.1 page 76 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au (b) deduced from diagrammatic information in the approved plans. Exampless (2) 1 Approved plans show a buildings finished floor level and ceiling height with reference to a national height datum but do not include any other vertical dimensions that refer to a height datum. The plans also show a roof pitched from the ceiling level at a roof slope of 22.5, rising to a single ridgeline at the uppermost part of the roof. It can be worked out, from the stated horizontal and vertical dimensions and slope, that the top of the ridge must be 5430mm above the finished floor level. Although the plans do not state the level of the top of the roof, the plans show what the level must be. 2 Approved plans show external doors and windows of a building to be approximately in the horizontal centre of the adjacent room wall. The plans do not show horizontal dimensions to locate the doors or windows. The plans are taken to show that the doors and windows must be located approximately in the horizontal centre of the relevant walls even though no dimensions are specified. A door or window wholly left or right of the horizontal centre of the room would not comply with the location shown on the plans. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). Fundamentally noncompliant building work Schedule 3 Fundamentally noncompliant building work Part 3.2 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 77 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Part 3.2 Fundamentally noncompliant building work column 1 item column 2 element of building work column 3 when building work is fundamentally noncompliant 1 horizontal set out of a building the buildings set out is more than 10 times the defect tolerance for horizontal set outs stated in the tolerances guide 2 a floor (a) the level of the floor is more than 10 times the defect tolerance for floors stated in the tolerances guide; (b) the total floor area exceeds the total floor area shown on the approved plans that relate to the building work by more than 10% 3 external dimensions of a building the external dimensions of the building are more than 10 times the defect tolerance for external dimensions stated in the tolerances guide 4 a room (a) the set out or a dimension of the room is more than 10 times the defect tolerance for rooms stated in the tolerances guide; (b) the number of rooms is more than the number shown on the approved plans that relate to the building work 5 masonry work a tolerance of a masonry component is more than 10 times the defect tolerance for the masonry component stated in the tolerances guide Schedule 3 Fundamentally noncompliant building work Part 3.2 Fundamentally noncompliant building work page 78 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 element of building work column 3 when building work is fundamentally noncompliant 6 height of a building (a) the top of the building is more than 500mm higher than shown on the approved plans that relate to the building work; (b) the vertical distance from the ground to any point on the building is more than 500mm greater than shown on the approved plans that relate to the building work 7 number of storeys of a building the number of storeys is more than the number shown on the approved plans that related to the building work 8 number of buildings the number of buildings, residences or units is more than the number shown on the approved plans that relate to the building work 9 useless space in a building Note See the example at the end of this table. the approved plans that relate to the building work do not show a use for a space in the building and the space is constructed in a way that it could be reasonably used for human occupation 10 door or window (a) the number of external doors or windows is more than the number shown on the approved plans that relate to the building work (b) a door or window is located in an external wall even though the approved plans that relate to the building work shows no part of a door or window to be located in the wall Fundamentally noncompliant building work Schedule 3 Fundamentally noncompliant building work Part 3.2 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 79 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 element of building work column 3 when building work is fundamentally noncompliant 11 an enclosure (a) a wall or roof encloses or partly encloses a building or space shown on the approved plans for the building work not to be enclosed or partly enclosed with the wall or roof; (b) a wall or roof has an area of more than 2m 12 artificial pool that is required under Act to have pool fencing or barrier to restrict access of young children to pool and immediate pool surrounds the pool does not have the fencing or barrier required under the Act Examplesitem 9 1 Approved plans show a space between a ceiling and the roof above the ceiling (the roof space) but do not show a use for the roof space. The roof space is constructed in a way that it could reasonably be used as an attic bedroom. 2 Approved plans show a space between the ground and a floor above the ground (the subfloor area) but do not show a use for the subfloor area. The subfloor area is constructed in a way that it could reasonably be used as a home theatre. Note An example is part of the regulation, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132). Schedule 4 Decision-makers, reviewable decisions and relevant entities page 80 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Schedule 4 Decision-makers, reviewable decisions and relevant entities (see s 46) column 1 item column 2 reviewable decision column 3 decision-maker column 4 relevant entity 1 decision under the Act, s 19D (2) (a) to refuse to approve a certifiers resignation constructions occupations registrar entity appointed as certifier 2 decision under the Act, s 20 (4) to refuse to appoint a government certifier for building work constructions occupations registrar applicant for the appointment of a government certifier 3 decision under the Act, s 36 (2) to refuse to extend or further extend a period government certifier applicant for extension 4 decision under the Act, s 53 to issue a stop notice in relation to building work being, or to be, carried out constructions occupations registrar, building inspector or government certifier entity carrying out building work 5 decision under the Act, s 58 (2) or (4) to issue a notice constructions occupations registrar entity required by notice to carry out stated building work 6 decision under the Act, s 62 (1) to issue a notice constructions occupations registrar entity required by notice to carry out stated building work Decision-makers, reviewable decisions and relevant entities Schedule 4 SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 81 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 reviewable decision column 3 decision-maker column 4 relevant entity 7 a decision under the Act, s 69 to refuse to issue a certificate of occupancy constructions occupations registrar applicant for the certificate 8 a decision under the Act, s 71 to refuse to issue a certificate for building work involving demolition constructions occupations registrar applicant for the certificate 9 a decision under the Act, s 72 to refuse to issue a certificate involving erection of a structure constructions occupations registrar applicant for the certificate 10 a decision under the Act, s 75 (1) to refuse to issue a certificate of regularisation constructions occupations registrar applicant for the certificate 11 a decision under the Act, s 77 (3) to refuse to give an approval constructions occupations registrar applicant for the approval 12 a decision under the Act, s 86 (1) (b) (ii) to work out the cost of building work constructions occupations registrar the builder 13 a decision under the Act, s 90 (1) (j) to refuse to give an approval for the form of the insurance policy constructions occupations registrar the applicant for approval 14 a decision under s 20 to give advice that does not support proposed building work the entity giving the advice applicant for advice Schedule 4 Decision-makers, reviewable decisions and relevant entities page 82 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au column 1 item column 2 reviewable decision column 3 decision-maker column 4 relevant entity 15 a decision under s 20 to give advice that supports proposed building work, subject to compliance with stated conditions the entity giving the advice applicant for advice Dictionary SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 83 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Dictionary (see s 3) Note 1 The Legislation Act contains definitions and other provisions relevant to this regulation. Note 2 For example, the Legislation Act, dict, pt 1, defines the following terms: chief executive (see s 163) construction occupations registrar entity may (see s 146) national capital plan person territory plan under. Note 3 Terms used in this regulation have the same meaning that they have in the Building Act 2004 (see Legislation Act, s 148). For example, the following terms are defined in the Building Act 2004, dict: alteration asbestos removal control plan bonded asbestos building approval building code (see s 136 (1)) building work certificate of regularisation (see s 75 (1)) certifier class completion day development approval dwelling easement exempt building (see s 12) land Dictionary page 84 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au owner residential building work structure (see s 8) waste management plan. ActewAGL Distribution, for schedule 2 (Referral of building approval applications)see schedule 2, section 2.1. AS 1100 means Australian Standard 1100 (which is about technical drawing) as in force from time to time, and includes AS/NZS 1100.501. AS 1742, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. AS/NZS 3845, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. asbestossee the Dangerous Substances Act 2004, section 47A. asbestos removal code means a code of practice for the safe removal of asbestos approved by the Minister under the Act, section 139B. defect tolerance, for schedule 3 (Fundamentally noncompliant building work)see schedule 3, section 3.1. demountable pool, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. easement, for schedule 2 (Referral of building approval applications)see schedule 2, section 2.1. enclosed outbuilding, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. exempt building code, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. heating appliance, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. Dictionary SL2008-3 Building (General) Regulation 2008 page 85 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au large building, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. nominal height, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. outbuilding, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. proposed building work, for division 3.2 (Building approvals)see section 9. proposed easement, for schedule 2 (Referral of building approval applications)see schedule 2, section 2.1. small open building, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. solar water heater, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. supplied, for schedule 2 (Referral of building approval applications)see schedule 2, section 2.1. swimming pool, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. temporary building, for schedule 1 (Exempt buildings and building works)see schedule 1, section 1.1. tolerances guide, for schedule 3 (Fundamentally noncompliant building work)see schedule 3, section 3.1. utility infrastructure access or protection space, for schedule 2 (Referral of building approval applications)see schedule 2, section 2.1. page 86 Building (General) Regulation 2008 SL2008-3 Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counselalso accessible at www.legislation.act.gov.au Endnotes 1 Notification Notified under the Legislation Act on 3 March 2008. 2 Republications of amended laws For the latest republication of amended laws, see www.legislation.act.gov.au. Australian Capital Territory 2008 Building (General) Regulation 2008 Part 1 Preliminary 1 Name of regulation 2 Commencement 3 Dictionary 4 Notes Part 2 Important concepts 5 Meaning of building workAct, s 6 (2) 6 Exempt buildings and building work generallyAct, s15, s65, s83 and s152(1A) 7 Minister may exempt buildingsAct, s152(1A) Part 3 Building work Division 3.1 Government certifiers 8 Criteria for appointment of government certifierAct, s20 (4) Division 3.2 Building approvals 9 Definitionsdiv 3.2 10 Number of copies of plansAct, s26 (2) (a) 11 General requirements for application for building approvalsAct, s 26 (3) 12 Building erection and alterationAct, s 26 (3) 13 Removal or demolition of buildingsAct, s 26 (3) 14 Bonded asbestos removalAct, s 26 (3) 15 Other asbestos removalAct, s 26 (3) 16 General requirements for plansAct, s 27 (1) (a) 17 Requirements for plans for alteration and erection of buildingsAct, s 27 (1) (a) 18 Requirements for plans for asbestos removalAct, s27(1) (a) Division 3.3 Referral of building approval applications 19 Some building approval applications to be referredActs 27 (1) (b) 20 Building approval applicationsrequirement to give adviceAct s 30A (3) 21 Approvals and consent required in relation to proposed building workAct, s 152 (2) (c) 22 Consultation required in relation to proposed building workAct, s 152 (2) (c) 23 Substantial alterationAct, s 29 (2) (a) 24 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codeAct, s 29 (2) (b) 25 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative glazing requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) 26 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative stair requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) 27 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codebalustrade compliance requirementsAct, s 29 (2) (b) 28 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative energy efficiency requirementsAct, s29(2)(b) 29 Unaltered parts need not comply with building codealternative energy efficiency requirements for external glazingAct, s29 (2) (b) 30 Significantly different from plan amendmentAct, s32(4) Division 3.4 Carrying out building work 31 Considerations for proper and skilful workmaterial and work standardsAct, s 42 (2) 32 Considerations for proper and skilful workconstruction tolerancesAct, s 42 (2) 33 Stages of building workAct, s 43 (1) (a) 34 Alternative document to survey planAct, s 43 (2) (a) (ii) Division 3.5 Completion of building work 35 Approvals on completion of building workAct, s48(2)(d) 36 Fundamentally noncompliant building workAct, s 50 (4) Part 4 Residential buildingsstatutory warranties, insurance and fidelity certificates 37 Building work to which pt 6 does not applyAct, s83(1)(b) 38 End of statutory warrantiesAct, s 88 (4) 39 Minimum insurance for residential building workAct, s90(1) (b) 40 Period of insurance for residential building workAct, s90(1) (c) and (d) 41 Period of claims for residential building workAct, s90(1)(i) 42 Amount insurer not liable forAct, s 91 (1) 43 If builder defaults and work less than deposit paidAct, s93 (3) (b) Part 5 Building code 44 Application of building code to bushfire-prone areaAct, s136(4) Part 6 Miscellaneous 45 Non-application of Legislation Act, s 47 (5) 46 Review by AATAct, s 146 (5) 47 Exempt building codeAct, s152 48 Occupations and qualificationshandling small amounts of bonded asbestosAct, s 152 49 Certifier issuing building approval etc without development approvalAct, s 152 Part 20 Transitional 100 Definitionspt 20 101 Transitionalapplication for building approval under old scheme 102 Transitionalinformation not included but required for building approval 103 Transitionalfloor area if building application before commencement day 104 Transitionalfloor area if building application on or after commencement day and before 1/1/2009 105 Legislation repealed 106 Expirypt 20 Schedule 1 Exempt buildings and building works Part 1.1 Interpretationsch 1 1.1 Definitionssch 1 Part 1.2 Exemption from application of Act Part 1.3 Exemption from part of Act Schedule 2 Referral of building approval applications Part 2.1 Interpretationsch 2 2.1 Definitionssch 2 Part 2.2 Referral of building approval applications to particular entities Schedule 3 Fundamentally noncompliant building work Part 3.1 Interpretationsch 3 3.1 Definitionssch 3 Part 3.2 Fundamentally noncompliant building work Schedule 4 Decision-makers, reviewable decisions and relevant entities Dictionary (02)+61 2 6205 37002008-07-08T17:19:49+1000CanberraACT Parliamentary CounselDocument is authorised

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